Swim for Life Rules
Individual Challenge Rules
Please arrive at the pool 15 minutes before your session is due to start.
Upon arrival to the pool a swim cap will be provided by Tenovus Cancer Care.
No running! No jumping! No Borat impressions!
You can alternate strokes however for health and safety reasons, backstroke is not permitted
You may be swimming in a lane with other participants. Please only overtake at the end of the lane and tap the swimmer in front on the foot to let them know you wish to pass
The use of equipment such as buoyancy aids, fins, paddles etc. is not permitted
Swimmers must ensure they are in sufficient health to undertake this challenge. Medical clearance should always be sought to be sure.
Additional Team Challenge Rules
All team members must be registered prior to the event day. Registering the team captain only is NOT sufficient.
Teams must consist of 2-5 swimmers.
Each team member can swim differing distances to add up to the challenge total as long as each team member enters the pool once.
Once one team member has finished their distance, another team member is allowed to enter the pool to continue the challenge. Only one team member should swim at a time. The challenge is performed in relay format.
Below is some information on how our swim will be run on the day. Don’t worry though - this will be explained again on the day.
All swimmers will begin at the bottom right hand side of the pool.
Swimmers will have a 10 – 18 second interval period for set off.
Swimmers will swim up the first lane, turn around and back down the same lane.
Swimmers will go under the rope to lane two, swim up and back down. Then under the rope to lane 3...and so on.
Once you have made it to the last lane, you will get out of pool at the top right hand corner, walk down and start again.
You can also see this explanation in an animation format below: